F R O S T B U R G S T A T E U N I V E R S I T Y
For and about FSU people
Volume 36, Number 27, April 17, 2006
A publication of the FSU Office of Advancement
Copy deadline: noon Wednesday, 228 Hitchins or firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration to Honor Life, Works
In memory of the life and accomplish- “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” by the Jane Phillips, the FSU Chamber Choir
ments of Martin Luther King Jr., FSU late playwright August Wilson. Robin and FSU’s Unified Voices Under God’s
will hold its annual “MLK Celebration,” Wynder, director of the FSU Diversity Dominion. A special multi-media
an evening of musical and dramatic Center, will present an original dramatic educational display, featuring Dr. King
presentations celebrating freedom and work called “Reflections,” which pays and other leaders of the Civil Rights
equality. The event will be held on tribute to the lives of Rosa Parks and Movement, will be on exhibit in the
Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Coretta Scott King. Both of these Performing Arts Center lobby.
Pealer Recital Hall. legendary civil rights activists passed Please join this special celebration,
The evening will feature performances away within the past year. which is free and open to the public. For
by FSU faculty, staff and students. FSU Musical selections for the evening will more information, contact the FSU
students will perform a selection from include performances by pianist Betty Office of the Provost at x4211.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 who found the final ticket. Young Charlie
Theatre for non-students. is accompanied by fellow ticket winners,
For reservations, call the University gluttonous Augustus Gloop, the competi-
Theatre box office at x7462, Monday- tive Violet Beauregarde, the wealthy
UT Main Stage to Present Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Veruca Salt and bratty Mike Teavee. With
the children placed in tempting situa-
Darkly Hilarious ‘Quake’ tions and the singing and dancing of the
University Oompa-Loompas, Willy Wonka’s tour
Theatre will becomes a sweet and sticky adventure
present sure to captivate all chocolate lovers.
Melanie Reservations are not needed. All
Marnich’s tickets to “Charlie and the Chocolate
“Quake” on Factory” are $2 and can be purchased at
April 20, 21 the door on the day of the performance.
and 22 at 8 For more information, please call the
p.m. in the F. University Theatre Box Office at x7462.
of the Per- Presentations
“Quake” is a
darkly hilari- Wide Open Boots Exhibit’
ous comedy FSU will present the Maryland/D.C.
that follows a Quake stars (from left) Ryan Bowie, Micah “Eyes Wide Open Boots Exhibit” on
young woman Shockney, Ryan Wagner and (seated) Amanda Young. Monday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 8
named Lucy as p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly
she traverses the country in an idealistic Hall of the Lane University Center.
search for the “perfect love.” However,
she soon becomes involved in a succes-
UT Kids’ Show: ‘Charlie The presentation, which first started in
September of 2005, displays 35 empty
sion of surreal, contorted affairs that & the Chocolate Factory’ combat boots that represent the soldiers
merely accentuate the mundane realities FSU Theatre will present the children’s from Maryland and Washington, D.C., who
of human interaction. As events escalate theatre production “Charlie and the have died serving in the Iraq War. The
into what one critic has called “a Chocolate Factory,” based on the book by boots are tagged with the name and age of
marathon of Twilight Zone episodes,” Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. each soldier. There will also be 50 tagged
Lucy begins to admire from afar the George, on Saturday, April 22, and boots to represent Iraqi civilians that have
brilliance, power and control of a Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in the Drama died and a pair of boots with seven red
notorious female astro-physicist turned Theatre of the FSU Performing Arts Center. poppies to represent wounded soldiers.
serial killer. When five kids strike luck and find a During the exhibit, signs and litera-
Alternatively labeled an abstract golden ticket in their Wonka chocolate ture detailing the human costs of the
comedy, a picaresque fantasy, an bars, the mysterious chocolate maker, war on the cities and counties of
episodic parable and a surreal gambit, Willy Wonka, invites them on a private Maryland and of the District will be
“Quake” provides an unusual, entertain- tour of his factory to compete for a grand available. Names of the deceased will
ing, yet thought-provoking look at the prize. This is a dream come true for the also be read aloud. The event is arranged
many problems of human connection. impoverished Charlie Bucket, the boy through the American Friends Service
Literature .......................... 2 Dance ............................... 3 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs .................. 5
Music ............................ 2-3 Take Note ...................... 4-5 Community .................... 5-6
Speakers ........................... 3 Points of Pride.................... 5 Calendar ........................... 6
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Committee of Baltimore and sponsored For more information, contact the
by the FSU United Campus Ministry, FSU Department of English at x4221.
Catholic Campus Ministry, the FSU Literature
History Department, Amnesty Interna-
tional, the Young Democrats, the Music
Politics, Law & Society Club, the Sierra Poet Nikki Giovanni
Coalition and the Allegany College of to Speak April 19 Faculty Artist Series
Maryland Peace Club.
Acclaimed American poet, essayist
A petition table will also be available
and lecturer Nikki Giovanni will speak Presents ‘Songs of Love’
for those who wish indicate their desire FSU’s Division of Performing Arts –
on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the
for the war to end now. For more infor- Music presents the Faculty Artist Series
Lane University Center Manicur Assem-
mation, call Larry Neumark at x7490. featuring tenor Dr. Kerry Lee Jennings
bly Hall. Her talk, which is sponsored by
the FSU Black Student Alliance, is free in the show “Songs of Love.” The
Student Coalition Sets and open to the public. performance will take place on Sunday,
For over 25 years, Giovanni’s outspo- April 23, at 3 p.m. at the Pealer Recital
Earth Day Celebration kenness, in her writing and in person, Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
The FSU Sierra Student Coalition is has brought the eyes of the world upon The performance will include works by
planning an Earth Day Celebration for her. One of the most widely read Henri Duparc, Roger Quilter, Richard
the weekend of April 21-23. American poets; she prides herself on Strauss, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and
The Earth Day events will kick off being “a black American, a daughter, a Samuel Barber.
Friday, April 21, at 3 p.m. with a city mother, a professor of English.” The performance is free and open to
clean-up project lead by the Sierra Despite the dramatic changes that the public. For more information contact
Student Coalition, United Campus have occurred in American society since the Department of Music at x4109.
Ministries and the city of Frostburg. she roared out of the Black Arts Move-
Volunteers for the city clean-up are
asked to meet in front of Old Main on
ment, Giovanni remains determined and
committed as ever to the fight for civil
Hannah Bingman to
College Avenue no later than 3 p.m. rights and equality in education. Always Perform Guitar Recital
On Saturday, April 22, the events will insistent on presenting the truth, The FSU Division of Performing Arts –
be held in the upper quad of the FSU Giovanni maintains her prominent place Music will present the senior recital of
campus and will include informational and as a strong voice of the black commu- guitarist Hannah Bingman on Saturday,
vending tables, live animals, keynote nity through her poetry and prose. Since April 29, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital
speakers, a presentation by the Heifer 1968, she has inspired readers and Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
Foundation, various carnival style games critics and has established herself as a The program will consist of works by
and live acoustic music. Funds raised by best-selling poet, author and essayist. Carcassi, Bach and Koshkin as well as
these events will go, in part, toward She has published nearly 20 books, arrangements of contemporary jazz pieces.
placing a dumpster dedicated to recyclable including “Black Feeling,” “Black Talk/ The event is free and open to the public.
materials in the Lane University Center. Black Judgment” and “Sacred Cows and Bingman came to Frostburg from
Earth Day Celebrations will close on Other Edibles.” Her book, “Racism 101,” Beaver Springs, Pa., and has toured
Sunday, April 23, with the campus includes bold, controversial essays about venues throughout central Pennsylvania
arboretum clean-up. the situation of Americans on all sides since the age of 16. She has released
Other sponsors of the events include of the race issue, and “Blues: For All the three albums of original material and has
the University Programming Council, Changes” made the Los Angeles Times been welcomed into the performance
Student Government Association, United bestseller list. It marked the first time a circuits of Pennsylvania, Maryland and
Campus Ministries, the Wild Life Society, poet has ever been listed. West Virginia. Citing roots music like
the Society for Conservation Biology and For more information, contact the Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and
the Student Center for Volunteerism. FSU Diversity Center at x4050. Bessie Smith along with the Beatles as
For more information regarding the her major influences, Bingman also
celebration and how to get involved,
contact the Sierra Student Coalition at English Dept. Presents utilizes the funk and soul she shares with
the FSU gospel choir in her playing.
443-580-4336 or 443-603-3368. Author Suzanne Shea Stylistically, her original music draws
Author Suzanne Strempek Shea will comparisons to contemporaries Norah
Environmental Photo speak on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 Jones, Ani DiFranco and John Mayer.
p.m. in Lane University Center Atkinson For more information, please contact
Awards Ceremony Room, 201. the FSU Department of Music at x4109.
The Third Annual Environmental Shea is the author of novels such as
Photography Contest Awards ceremony
will be held on Thursday, April 20, at 5
“Selling the Lite of
Akil Dasan and Devynity
p.m. in the Compton Science Center Again” and “Lily Perform Live! at the Loft
Atrium. The campus community is of the Valley.” She The University Programming Council’s
invited to attend. The top 20 finalists’ is the recipient of Live! at the Loft will feature artists Akil
photographs will be on display through the 2000 New Dasan and Devynity on Friday, April 21,
April 28 in the Ort Library third floor. England Book at 8 p.m. in the Lane University Center’s
This year a “People’s Choice Award” will Award, which Derezinski Lounge. The performance is
be given to one of the photo entrants. recognizes free and open to the public.
The campus community and the regional contribu- Dasan, who performs an African Judaic
public are invited to view the photos tion. Shea has also blend of cultural music, returns to
and to vote for their favorite. A ballot written two Suzanne Shea Frostburg after a packed concert in spring
box will be present at the Library memoirs: “Songs from a Lead-Lined Room: 2004. Once seen on UPN’s, “Road to
Display. The photograph getting the Notes – High and Low – From My Journey Stardom with Missy Eliot,” Dasan has since
largest number of votes will be an- Through Breast Cancer and Radiation” and drawn from his unique background and
nounced at the contest ceremony and a “Shelf Life: Romance, Mystery, Drama and influences to produce his signature mix of
prize will be awarded to the photogra- Other Page-Turning Adventures from a multiple talents. Rapper, singer, musician,
pher. It will also be possible to vote on- Year in a Bookstore.” beat-boxer and break dancer, Dasan
line on the Environmental Institute’s Shea resides in her native western embodies everything that hip-hop is.
web-page http://frostburg.edu/dept/ Massachusetts and is a member of the Devynity began writing poetry in the
geog/einstitute/ faculty at the University of Southern sixth grade and took her spoken word
Remember to take photos for next Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program in performance to the stage at the age of
year’s contest (April 2007)! creative writing. 14. Inspired by the Fugees and Biggie,
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Devynity set out to express her indi- features an impressive array of award- aged 4-13. Age-specific workshops will
viduality through music. Her words have winning authors and illustrators includ- be presented by the authors during
evolved from the aggressive rants of a ing Megan McDonald, Katie Davis, which they will share their work as well
teenage writing to be heard to the Carolyn Reeder and Javaka Steptoe. as the process of writing, illustrating
eloquent lyricism she develops today. Megan McDonald is a best-selling and the enjoyment both can bring.
For information, contact the Lane author of books for young readers. Admission to the Festival is by
Information Desk at x4411. Working in museums, libraries, bookstores registration only and is limited in
and even as a park ranger gave McDonald number. Pre-registration is required and
a wide variety of experience to draw upon pre-orders are available for the books
Students to Perform in her writing. She studied English as an that will be showcased at the Festival.
Joint Junior Vocal Recital undergraduate at Oberlin College before For more information, contact Dr.
FSU’s Division of Performing Arts – receiving her Masters in Library Science William Bingman x4420.
Music will present juniors Ryan Bowie from the University of Pittsburgh. Her
best known work includes the “Judy
and Krystle Hutton in a joint vocal
Moody” series, “The Great Pumpkin
Craig Johnson Will
recital on Saturday, April 22, at 3 p.m.
in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Switch,” “Penguin and Little Blue” and Present Art Lecture
Recital Hall. The recital is free and open “Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid.” The FSU Visual Arts Department
to the public. Katie Davis is a graduate of Boston presents a lecture by Craig Johnson from
Hutton, a soprano, will be performing University whose own children inspire Macquarie University in Sydney, Austra-
pieces by Vivaldi, Debussy, Spohr – with the stories she both writes and illus- lia, on Monday, April 24, at 5 p.m. in
Kara Klucsarits on clarinet – Mozart, trates. Before becoming an award- the Fine Arts Building Room 205.
Puccini and William Flanagan. Hutton is winning author, Davis worked in public Johnson will discuss the recent
a music performance major with a career relations where she developed an reconstruction of the Museum of Modern
goal of performing opera and giving awareness of her audience and the Art in New York City. A cultural theorist,
private music instruction. ability to speak the language of those Johnson’s research looks into the ideals
Bowie, a baritone, will sing works by her work is targeting. She has penned of modernity, contemporaneity, archi-
Mozart, Fauré, Adam, Strauss and Cole several books for children including the tectural redevelopment and museums.
Porter. A music performance and theatre now classic “Scared Stiff,” as well as “I For information, contact Fereshteh
major, Bowie’s goal is a career as an Hate to Go to Bed,” “Kindergarten Toosi at x4698 or email@example.com.
actor and singer, as well as to teach Rocks!” and “Who Hoots?”
vocal health and voice. Before becoming an award winning
Both will by accompanied by Betty author, Carolyn Reeder was first a mother
Jane Phillips on piano. and teacher. She was a passionate reader,
but soon discovered that writing was just
as pleasurable. Reeder is the author of Spring Dance Concert
Juniors Present Joint many historical fiction novels set Benefits Graham Co.
Clarinet Recital between 1861 and 1933. Her readers
range from fourth grade to ninth grade, The FSU Dance Company’s spring
The FSU Division of Performing Arts – and her titles include “Shades of Gray,” concert will be held on Thursday, May 4,
Music will present a joint clarinet recital “Across the Lines,” “Foster’s War,” “Before at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m.
by juniors Brett McIntyre and Kara the Creek Ran Red,” “Captain Kate” and and 8 p.m.
Kluscarits. The performance will take “The Secret Project Notebook.“ Following the lead of the last concert,
place on Sunday, April 23, at 8 p.m. at Javaka Steptoe has been drawing which donated proceeds from the Friday
the Pealer Recital Hall of the FSU from a very early age and prefers to use evening show to the Hurricane Katrina
Performing Arts Center. pictures to tell his tales rather than just relief efforts, proceeds from this year’s
Assisted by pianist Betty Jane Phillips, words. His first book, “In Daddy’s Arms I concert will benefit the Martha Graham
the clarinetists will perform works by am Tall,” won both the 1997 Reading Dance Company, the nation’s oldest
classical composers Brahms, Foote, Magic Award and the 1998 Coretta Scott dance troupe, which has fallen on hard
Persichetti, Copland, Poulenc and Rozsa. King Illustrator Award. While his work is times. Numerous members of the troupe
It is free and open to the public. For directed mainly toward children, people have performed and presented work-
information, call x4109. of all ages will appreciate his books’ shops at FSU over the years. FSU dance
messages of unity and family pride. program coordinator Dr. Barry Fisher was
a student of Martha Graham’s.
UPC Presents 3rd Annual Other works of Steptoe’s include “A
Free tickets will be available to a 30-
Pocketful of Poems,” “The Jones Family
Battle of the Bands Express,” “Do You Know What I’ll Do?” minute concert preview at noon on
The University Programming Council and “Hot Day on Abbott Avenue.” Thursday, May 4, and a matinee concert
presents the Third Annual Battle of the The Festival of Children’s Literature has at 2 p.m. Additional discounts may be
Bands to be held in the Lane University grown over the years into a gathering of available for other shows. For informa-
Center’s Manicur Assembly Hall on approximately 350 librarians, educators, tion or reservations, call x4145.
Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. parents and students who come together
A variety of local bands will compete to celebrate the legacy of children’s Film
for first place and a chance to perform literature. The Festival provides an
at this year’s Spring Fest on Saturday, opportunity for participants to interact
May 6. The event is free and open to the with the featured authors and illustrators International Film Series
public. Winners will be selected based whose words bring characters to life
on audience approval. influencing young minds to read. Presents ‘Intacto’
For information, contact UPC at x4192 The Festival’s agenda includes a large FSU’s International Film Series will
or the Lane information desk at x4411. group presentation by the authors and show the Spanish film “Intacto” on
illustrators, presented in a personal, Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Lane
Speakers relaxed environment and in a number of
smaller, informative group sessions.
University Center Atkinson Room. The
viewing is free and open to the public.
Topics range from selecting quality A group of people who have “the gift”
of being extremely lucky play into a
24th Annual Festival children’s literature for the classroom to
keeping social studies alive through world of gambling and superstition. The
of Children’s Literature historical fiction. film begins and ends in the Canary
The 2006 Spring Festival of Children’s A special feature of the Festival, The Islands, where ringleader Sam, a holo-
Literature will be held Friday, April 28, R. Margaret Hamilton Children’s Hour, caust survivor, runs a casino. When
and Saturday, April 29, on the campus will be held on Friday afternoon, April right-hand man Federico is stripped of
of FSU. In its 24th year, the festival 28, beginning at 4:15 p.m. for children “the gift” by hugging Sam, Federico
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latches onto Tomas, a sole survivor of a
plane crash, and hopes to train him to
Commencement Tickets beauty of math and joy of exploration.
Students will be challenged to develop
challenge Sam as an act of revenge. Available May 1 perspectives and tricks of mathematicians,
For more information, call the Lane Tickets will be required for all guests as well as exploration strategies and
University Information Desk at x4411. attending the 128th Commencement empowering habits of mind.
Ceremony on Saturday, May 27, in the Last year’s program received strong
Take Note Cordts PE Center Main Arena. The
Colleges of Business and Education will
reviews from State evaluators and the
co-directors were awarded Governor’s
hold their ceremony at 10 a.m.; the Citations for making significant contri-
butions to the field of gifted and
May 20 Crystal Gala College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will
recognize its graduates at 2 p.m. talented education in Maryland. Partici-
to Honor President Gira Students graduating with a major pants from last year’s program are still
Planning is under way for the Crystal from the College of Business or the eligible to apply; the mathematics
Gala to commemorate Dr. Catherine Gira’s College of Education will be provided content will be new.
retirement and 15-year tenure at FSU. nine tickets each. Students graduating The program is non-residential.
The Allegany County Chamber of with a major from the College of Liberal Applications received by April 15 will be
Commerce, the Greater Cumberland Arts and Sciences will be provided eight given preference. Scholarships are
Committee and FSU are joining forces to tickets each. The differential is based on available. The program is funded by the
salute Gira with a black-tie event on the the projected number of graduates from Maryland State Department of Educa-
night of Saturday, May 20, on campus. each of the three Colleges. tion. For more information, visit http://
Proceeds from the gala will benefit Only graduating faculty.frostburg.edu/math/wojnar/msc.
the newly established Catherine R. Gira students who have Information is also available in
Campus to Community Endowed Fund at been cleared by the elementary and middle schools or by
FSU. The scholarship program will Registrar’s Office are calling Dr. Gerry Wojnar at x4181.
provide financial support for students as eligible to pick up
they explore worlds beyond the campus tickets. All tickets
must be claimed in
Healthy Choices for Life
through research, domestic and interna-
tional travel, alumni mentoring pro- person, and a valid FSU ID must be to Conduct Workshops
grams, professional development presented. No tickets may be retrieved Western Maryland Health Systems
programs and internships. “by proxy” (i.e., no graduating student Healthy Choices for Life program will be
Tickets will be available at both the can send someone else to claim tickets). ending April 30. To conclude the
Allegany County Chamber and FSU’s Box Tickets will be available beginning program, FSU Health Promotion students
Office starting on Monday, April 10. Monday, May 1, at the Lane Center Box who have been acting as liaisons for FSU
Admission is $100 per person. Office during regular hours (9 a.m.-4 employee participants will conduct two
For information, call the Chamber at p.m., Monday-Friday). On Friday, May 26, workshops. All employees are invited.
301-722-2820. tickets are available through 3:00 p.m.; • Tuesday, April 25: Know Your
at 3:30 p.m., tickets will be available in Numbers – information related to blood
the Cordts P.E. Center until 5 p.m. pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose
Mark Your Calendars The Student Government Association (sugar). Leake Room (Cordts PE Center)
Dr. Catherine Gira’s Spring Convoca- will also make unclaimed tickets avail- from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
tion will be held on Wednesday, April able at two “Free-for-All” ticket distri- • Thursday, April 27: Healthy Eating –
26, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts butions: Thursday, May 18, 5 to 7 p.m., tips on quick and easy, but healthy,
Center Drama Theatre. in the Lane University Center; Friday, meals and snacks. Leake Room (Cordts
May 26, 5 to 7 p.m., in the Box Office of PE Center) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate World Voice the Cordts PE Center. The same “graduat-
ing students only” policy applies.
E-mail your name and phone number
to firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Day 2006 Any requests for tickets to be mailed
are considered on a case-by-case basis
Has your voice ever felt tired after
giving a lecture? Are you a coach, and are considered only if a student Student Evaluation of
priest, teacher, communications studies absolutely cannot come to campus Academic Advisors
major, waitress, opera singer or anyone during the stated times of the Box
Each undergraduate student will be
else who uses your voice on a regular Office. Contact Beth Andrews, Office of
asked to evaluate his/her academic
basis? Have foods, environments or the Assistant to the Provost, x3130.
advisor during the regular advising/
behaviors ever had an impact on your Tickets are not required for participa-
registration period through April 21.
vocal quality? If you answered yes to tion in FSU’s Commencement ceremony in
The advisor will give the student the
any of these, stop by the “World Voice Hagerstown, scheduled for Tuesday, May
evaluation form and instructions. When
Day” table in the Lane University Center 30, for those students graduating from the
completed, these forms should be
on Wednesday, April 19, to see what you University System of Maryland Center at
returned to the departmental adminis-
can do to maintain a healthy voice. Hagerstown (USMH). However, any USMH/
trative assistant or deposited in boxes
World Voice Day was started by voice Frostburg student wishing to participate
established for this purpose. The
professionals as a “special day of in the Frostburg campus ceremony must
evaluation responses are confidential. If
awareness, recognition and celebration abide by the ticket pick-up policies.
your advisor forgets to give you the
of the human voice.” Observed yearly, Questions should be directed to Jim
form, please ask for it. The evaluation
this global campaign seeks to educate Limbaugh, email@example.com or
results are considered in faculty evalua-
people about the value of the human x3130; Gary Van Zinderen,
tions and a high response rate is
voice and the importance of preventa- firstname.lastname@example.org or x4151;
essential. If you have questions about
tive care. or Sheila Pappas,
this process, please call the Office of the
Sponsored by Voice and Movement email@example.com; x4727.
students from the Division of Performing
Arts - Theatre, the LUC table will provide
information about vocal risks, vocal
Summer Math Program Notice for Spring,
disorders, preventative measures and Seeks Young Applicants Summer MBA Applicants
other vocal health facts. On April 19 The Maryland Summer Center for
For Master of Business Administration
stop by to express your voice, Mathematics: “Mystery + Mastery * Beauty
healthfully! For information, contact applicants for spring and summer 2006,
+ Power = Infinity!” at FSU is seeking
Nicole Mattis at firstname.lastname@example.org, the MBA program requires that all
applications of talented children currently
students entering the program complete
or x3212. in grades 4 to 7. This Maryland Summer
the Graduate Management Admissions
Center runs from July 5 to 14 (weekend
Test. New admissions criteria for those
excluded). Content will emphasize the
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entering the MBA program in the fall are invites all those who live or own
in the approval process and will be Jobs, Jobs, Jobs property in the neighborhood adjacent
available in April 2006. The GMAT is no to the FSU campus to attend a discus-
longer given at the FSU Computer Based sion of ways to increase homeownership
Testing Center. See www.gmac.org/gmac
Student Summer in the neighborhood. The discussion will
for information. The closest centers are Telemarketing Positions be held on Sunday, April 23, from 7 to 9
Towson University, Towson, Md.; and West If you’re going to be in the area this p.m. at City Place (Water and Mechanic
Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. summer, the Office of University Ad- Streets in Frostburg). Representatives
The 2004-2006 FSU Graduate Catalog vancement, Office of Annual Giving is from FSU, local real estate agencies,
is available at the Office of Graduate hiring experienced telemarketers for the banks and city government have been
Services, 141 Pullen Hall. Summer 2006 Annual Fund Telemarketing invited to attend.
Campaign. This is an excellent opportu- Among the ideas to be discussed
include financing support for first-time
Commencement nity to earn money and gain experience
home buyers, marketing strategies to
in telemarketing. Candidates will be
for Grad Students responsible for soliciting contributions attract more home buyers to the neigh-
Students who plan to graduate in May from alumni, friends and parents for borhood and university-sponsored
2006 must complete the “Application for unrestricted gifts to the University. A initiatives to encourage more FSU faculty
Graduation” as soon as possible. The number of positions are available. The and staff to purchase homes in the
deadline has passed to be listed in the positions are part-time evenings, paying neighborhood in which to live. Currently,
Commencement Program, but candidates $6.75 to $9.75 per hour. about 80 percent of the housing stock in
may still participate in the ceremony. Prior telemarketing experience, the neighborhood is rental properties,
Forms are available at the Office of advanced marketing and sales skills are with only 20 percent owner-occupied
Graduate Services 141 Pullen Hall, x7053. helpful. Excellent organization and properties. Such an imbalance is usually a
For information, visit www.frostburg.edu/ communication skills are a must. red flag for the long-term viability of a
events/commencement/. There will be a Candidates must be available to work neighborhood. The goal of this discussion
commencement ceremony for students most evenings, Sunday through Thurs- is to think together about ways that we
attending USM-Hagerstown on Tuesday, day from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. can achieve a more balanced ratio. Model
May 30. Tickets are not required to attend Access an application on line at: homeownership initiatives from other
the Hagerstown event. www.frostburg.edu/admin/foundation/ college towns will be presented to assess
roi/annualfund/phonathon the possibility of replicating those
Return the completed application, to models in Frostburg.
MAT – Elementary at the University Advancement Office, For information, contact Maxine Bond
USM-H Deadline May 1 Hitchins Building Room 228 by May 1. (301-689-5464), Lois Deasy (301-689-
8082) or Eleanor Miller (301-689-3572).
The deadline for MAT-Elementary For more information, call x3163.
Summer 2006 co-hort applications is
May 1. For information please call Dr. Volunteers Courses Focus On
Rotruck (MAT-E) at 240-527-2736, or
the Graduate Services Office at x7053.
Museums as Resources
Creativity and collaboration between
Volunteers Needed University of Maryland, FSU and Allegany
Points of Pride for Book Giveaway College of Maryland has led to a new series
Spring is just around the corner and so of graduate-level classes that feature
Dave Treber, FSU Director of Confer- is the Read to Succeed Annual Book museums as resources for developing
ences & Events, recently received the Giveaway at the Country Club Mall! special projects for use in public schools.
2006 “Outstanding Individual Achieve- Thanks to the generosity of the County This summer, faculty from the three
ment” Award from the Association of Club Mall, who graciously offered to host institutions will teach three courses on
Collegiate Conferences & Events Direc- the event, and the Christian Appalachian museums as educational resources,
tors - International (ACCED-I). Project, who donated the shipment, we featuring materials at the C. William
The award from ACCED-I, the overseeing have thousands of free books to distrib- Gilchrist Museum of the Arts in Cumber-
body for collegiate conferences programs, ute to the public. The giveaway will land. Educational materials produced in
cited the culmination of a time period of begin Friday, April 21, and continue until these courses will be used in the after-
complete organizational change for FSU’s Wednesday, April 26, or until all of the school program of Allegany County Public
Conferences & Events program. From the books are gone. The giveaway will be Schools. The series is designed as part of a
time when FSU was mostly known in the during regular mall hours. This is a graduate degree program, to meet teacher
summertime as the home of the Washing- fabulous opportunity to provide valuable recertification requirements or others who
ton Redskins Training Camp, 7000 campers service to the community. meet enrollment requirements.
now stay on campus each summer. Treber As an added bonus, volunteers who The classes offered are: “The Arts:
has deployed a successful branding help us unload the shipment and set up Contrasts and Connections,” “Museums
program of “Cool Summer Nights, Warm the display on Thursday, April 20, at 8 as Educational Resources” and
Mountain Hospitality,” with anchor p.m. will receive first choice of books. “Practicum in Museum Education.”
summer programs such as Coach Wootten’s Volunteers will also be needed during the The first course, “The Arts: Contrasts
Basketball Camp and Maryland Girls State. giveaway to help attendees make their and Connections,” will be offered May 30-
Also cited in the nomination were the selections, restock the supply and sign-in July 7, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6
OCE’s management of recent State youth attendees. Any assistance is appreciated. p.m. to 8:20 p.m. at FSU. This arts
camp regulation changes, which meant Fraternities, sororities, clubs and organi- integration course will emphasize the
that Treber had to take the lead with zations are encouraged to participate. inter-connectedness among the disciplines
many camps on compliance to the point For information, Erin Shank, Read to as the young learner experiences them.
where officials of the Maryland Dept. of Succeed Coordinator at x7615. Second in the series is “Museums as
Health and Mental Hygiene in 2005 called Educational Resources,” which is offered
FSU a model for the rest of the State. In July 6-26, Monday through Friday, from
receiving the award, Dave noted that it is Community 9 a.m. to noon. The class focuses on
using museums as a resource to support
the FSU staff that makes summers work
well here, and thanked all on campus instructional goals for K-12 schools.
who make guests feel so welcome that Participants will look at the Gilchrist
they return year after year.
University Neighbors Museum materials and design appropri-
to Meet April 23 ate activities. The third course, which
will be held during fall semester, is
The 5 in 5 by Sondheim benefit show University Neighbors (formerly the
on March 31 raised over $600 for the titled “Practicum in Museum Education.”
Frostburg Neighborhood Association) Instructional materials designed in the
American Cancer Society.
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second course will be developed into an ISEP Summer Programs - Apply Now! AustraLearn Launches Travel Grants
interdisciplinary after-school program in The International Student Exchange 2006 has been designated by the U.S.
selected Allegany County Public Schools. Program (ISEP) is still accepting applica- Senate as the “Year of Study Abroad.” In
The deadline to register for the first tions for summer programs in Chile, support, AustraLearn will grant over
course is May 12. Registration is Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Mexico, $15,000 in airline ticket assistance to
through the Outreach Office at the U- Thailand and Uruguay. ISEP makes its students beginning an AustraLearn
Md. College of Education. Contact Toyia summer offering very affordable and program anytime between May and
Younger at email@example.com or provides great immersion experiences for September 2006. This is a great oppor-
Julianne Ferris at firstname.lastname@example.org. both English-speakers as well as stu- tunity to spend a semester abroad in
dents wanting to improve their language Australia or New Zealand while reducing
Talks on Tombstones, skills. For information, visit costs. AustraLearn also awards scholar-
www.isep.org or the CIE Web site. ships to qualifying students. For infor-
Old Houses at City Place Global Learning: Still Can Apply for Fall mation, visit www.frostburg.edu/admin/
Michael Dixon, from the Humanities cie/austraLearn.htm or come by the CIE.
FSU is affiliated with Global Learning
Speaker’s Bureau, will present two talks at Numerous Cultural Experiences Abroad
Semesters, a study abroad program that
City Place on Water Street in Frostburg.
specializes in immersion programs in Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) has
On Tuesday, May 2, at 7:15 p.m., he
Cyprus, Europe and Belize. Students may new programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
will present “Tales the Tombstones
study at Intercollege in Nicosia, Republic as well as in Budapest, Hungary, and
Whisper,” sponsored by the Percy
of Cyprus; Galen University in San Prague, Czech Republic. They are also
Cemetery Corporation. On Wednesday,
Ignacio, Belize; or London Metropolitan opening their second CEA Study Center in
May 3, he will present “If This Place
University for the Semester in Europe Barcelona (Paris was the first). Also, in
Could Talk: Researching the History of
that takes students to 12 European London, they have added Goldsmiths
an Old House,” sponsored by the City of
countries. GLS will provide scholarships University to their partner schools. For
Frostburg Historic District Commission.
for qualifying students, and all financial information, visit www.gowithcea.com or
aid transfers. Credits are applied to FSU the CIE Web site at www.frostburg.edu/
International transcripts. For information, come by the
CIE or visit www.globalsemesters.com.
Free Airfare for Fall
AIFS Programs in Spain FSU Events Calendar
The American Institute for Foreign
Study (AIFS) is offering free round-trip MONDAY, APRIL 17
airfare for students accepted to their * Eyes Open Wide Md./D.C. Boots Display .... 10 a.m.-8 p.m. .................... Lane ARMAH
Salamanca and Granada, Spain, programs
for the fall semester. Applications for the TUESDAY, APRIL 18
University of Salamanca or the University * Mens Baseball: Penn State-Altoona (DH) ....... 1:00 p.m. ..................................... Home
* Womens Softball: Penn State-Altoona (DH) ... 3:00 p.m. ...................................... Away
of Granada must be postmarked by May
* Womens Lacrosse: Villa Julie College ............ 4:30 p.m. ..................................... Home
15 to qualify for the free round-trip
* Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation ................. 7:30 p.m. ........ PAC Pealer Recital Hall
flight from the U.S. departure cities
listed in the 2006/2007 Academic Year WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
and Semester catalog. Acceptance will be * Edgewood Commons Blood Drive ........... 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ..... Cordts Leake Room
on a space-available basis. Catalogs are * Mens Tennis: Shenandoah University ............. 4:00 p.m. ..................................... Home
available at the CIE office. Students who * Black Student Alliance Lecture: Nikki Giovanni . 7 p.m. ........................... Lane ARMAH
are interested in those programs should * English Dept. Reading: S. Strempek-Shea ...... 7:30 p.m. ............ Lane Atkinson Room
contact Alisa Nichols, AIFS Admissions THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Officer for programs in Spain, at 1-800- * Womens Lacrosse: Ursinus College ............... 4:30 p.m. ..................................... Home
727-2437 x5074 or email@example.com, or * BURG General Body Meeting ........................... 5:30 p.m. ............................ Library 237
contact the CIE. * University Theatre: Quake ................................ 8:00 p.m. .............. PAC Studio Theatre
* Jazz Ensemble featuring Chris Hemingway ..... 8:00 p.m. ........ PAC Pealer Recital Hall
Order Study Abroad, FRIDAY, APRIL 21
* Alpha Gamma Dance-A-Thon for Breast Cancer7:00 p.m. ...... Cordts PEC Main Arena
Int’l Graduation Sashes * CVNS Read to Success Book Giveaway ......... 7:00 p.m. ................. Country Club Mall
FSU students who have studied abroad * University Theatre: Quake ................................ 8:00 p.m. .............. PAC Studio Theatre
or who are originally from outside the * UPC Live at the Loft: Akil Dasan and Devynity .. 8 p.m. .. Lane Derezinski Lounge/Loft
U.S. may order a country-specific
graduation sash from the CIE for $20 SATURDAY, APRIL 22Earth Day
* Mens/Womens Outdoor Track: Indiana University of Pennsylvania Open, Indiana, PA
through early May. To place your order
* Enrollment Management Open House .......... 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ...... Lane University Center
for a specific country (or countries),
* Earth Day ..................................................... noon-5:00 p.m. ..................... Upper Quad
please contact the CIE office. Sashes are * Mens Baseball: Pitt-Bradford (DH) .................. 1:00 p.m. ...................................... Away
made of satin and feature a stylized * Womens Lacrosse: College of New Jersey .... 1:00 p.m. ..................................... Home
version of each country’s flag. * UPC Battle of the Bands ................................... 7:00 p.m. ........................ Lane ARMAH
* University Theatre: Quake ................................ 8:00 p.m. .............. PAC Studio Theatre
Study Abroad Programs SUNDAY, APRIL 23
The Center for International Education * Faculty Artist Series: Kerry Jennings, Tenor .... 3:00 p.m. ........ PAC Pealer Recital Hall
offers a variety of ways for FSU students * CCM Mass .................................................. noon & 8:00 p.m. ................... Cook Chapel
to see the world. In many cases, students * Planetarium: Quick & Easy Intro to Stars ...... 4 & 7 p.m. ............................ Tawes Hall
register at FSU during a semester abroad * Open to the public Questions? Call 301-687-4411. All information subject to change
and can take all financial aid with them FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons
and transfer credit back to FSU. For with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 302
information on programs or scholarships, Hitchins, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.
contact Dr. Amy Simes at the CIE in the
Fuller House on Braddock Road, x3091,
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CIE
Web page at www.frostburg.edu/admin/
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